Joann Fletcher, Egypt and Cleopatra

21 Apr

Tonight we have been to the Spring lecture at the Museum in Truro and heard the wonderful Professor Joann Fletcher, Egyptologist, speaking  so enthusiastically about her work in Egypt, about the history and the magic.


I have loved all things Egyptian since I was a child visiting the Royal Cornwall Museum. The Mummy fascinated me along with the tomb drawings and the hieroglyphics. It was my dream to visit and we have now done so three times. The photos are from those times.IMG_4428 IMG_4403 IMG_4415 IMG_4504 IMG_4738 IMG_4748 IMG_4791

A speech from Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare is today’s poem. Enobarbus is describing the moment when Antony first saw Cleopatra.

The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne,
Burned on the water; the poop was beaten gold,
Purple the sails, and so perfumed, that
The winds were love-sick with them, the oars were silver,
Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made
The water which they beat to follow faster,
As amorous of their strokes. For her own person,
It beggared all description; she did lie
In her pavilion,–cloth-of-gold of tissue,–
O’er-picturing that Venus where we see
The fancy outwork nature; on each side her
Stood pretty-dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids,
With divers-coloured fans, whose wind did seem
To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool,
And what they undid did.


Posted by on April 21, 2016 in Beauty, Egypt, Photography, Postaday 2016


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3 responses to “Joann Fletcher, Egypt and Cleopatra

  1. calvin

    May 2, 2016 at 12:48 am

    I am with you regarding Egypt. As a boy, Africa and Egypt caught my imagination along with the Canadian Arctic. I’ve have never been, probably never will with the state things are now. But am glad you have. I seen the big Tut exhibit back in the ’80s while it was in New York City. A good choice was Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 2, 2016 at 2:34 am

      Thanks. I tried to email you today in reply to an email I came across from De ember 29th 2014! But it has been returned. Just wanted to say sorry that I missed it then and that, thank you, I am now dancing in the rain again with two new hips! All the best to you and hope you are both well and happy. 🙂

  2. makagutu

    April 22, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Those are great photos


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